Le vescichette seminali: osservazione ecografica in 244 soggetti. Valutazione di dati anatomici e correlazione con parametri patologici prostato-vescicolari.

Translated title of the contribution: Seminal vesicles: echographic findings in 244 subjects. Evaluation of anatomic data and correlations with pathologic prostatic-vesicular parameters

D. Bacaro, F. M. Solivetti, P. Rossi, R. D'Ascenzo, G. Romeo

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Abstract

Over a 2-year period (1989-90), about 400 cases were examined (out of nearly 2,500 US examinations of the prostate), 244 of which had subsequent bioptic, surgical or autoptic confirmation. This paper reports the anatomic, clinical and pathologic data relative to the seminal vesicles of 244 subjects who underwent transrectal US of the prostate for different clinical indications. Our biometric values were slightly different from those reported in literature, the latter being based on autoptic findings. Agenesis and monolateral ectopia were confirmed to be extremely rare: 4 cases only (1.6%) in our series. A typical finding was the nearly perfect symmetry; in size and structure, of the two seminal vesicles in the same subject; as a matter of fact, a loco-regional pathologic condition was detected in all the patients (14) with asymmetry. A hundred per cent agreement was observed between the US patterns of the seminal vesicles and the prostatic patterns in case of acute/subacute prostatic inflammation involving also the 2 glands: this parameter can be used to follow the clinical course of the inflammatory process.

Translated title of the contributionSeminal vesicles: echographic findings in 244 subjects. Evaluation of anatomic data and correlations with pathologic prostatic-vesicular parameters
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)431-433
Number of pages3
JournalRadiologia Medica
Volume84
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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